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Introduction
 
The Architect Section is responsible for the design, supervision and management of all building projects for different Ministries and departments. It is headed by Mr. D. Balloo, the Director of Architecture, who is shouldered by a team of Architects, Technical Officers and Technical Design Officers. The Architect acts as the team leader in a multidisciplinary group comprising of Professional Engineers and Quantity Surveyors. The Architect also participates in numerous committees and boards.

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Our Objectives/Duties
 
·        The implementation of all Government building in compliance with the Financial Management Manual and the Public Procurement Act.
 
·        Act as project leader in a multidisciplinary team comprising of Civil Engineers, Quantity Surveyors, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, Traffic Engineers and Landscape Architects
 
·        Evaluate the Tenders
 
·        Administer the building contract         
 
·        Advising Government on all matters including policy relating to architecture and Contract Management.
 
·        Making recommendations for the preparation and implementation of building codes and legislation
 
·        Advising on the Government Office Management Unit.
 
·        Prepare documents for appointment of Architectural Consultants and Mechanical and Electrical Consultants, administer the contracts and certify payment.
 
·        Assist in litigation and arbitration proceedings.
 
·        Reply to Audit Queries on building projects.
 
·        Provide material for reply to Private Notice Questions and Parliamentary Questions on building projects
 
·        Keep a record of all building projects
 
·        Compile status of all building projects at regular intervals.
 
·        Prepare Architectural Competition document and assist in evaluation as Jury Member.
 
·        Keep a database of building and civil engineering works contractors and contractors for specialist works and minor works.
 
 
Representation in Committees/Boards
 
·         Building Advisory Council (BAC)
·         Sub-Committee on Accessibility and Gender under BAC
·         SPDC
·         BPML Technical Committee
·         Professional Architect Council
·         Architect Registration Board
·         PPP Committee
·         Sub-Committee on UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities
·         Residential Care Homes Board
·         National Habitat Committee
·         MSB (Building Materials Standards Committee)
·         MSB Sub-Committee on Cement
·         MID Fund
·         National Heritage Committee
·         Gender Focal Point
·         Technical Committee for Le Morne
·         Technical Committee for Aapravasi Ghat Buffer Zone
·         Etude Transenergie Bâtiments Publiques (AFD)
·         Green Economy Action Plan (UoM)
·         Steering Committee on Capacity Building for Sustainability

 
Achievement of the Architect Section

 

Summary (as at end June 2015)
Ministry/Department
Construction Stage
Design/Tender Stage
Qty
Value
(Rs m)
Qty
Education Sector
16
545
40
Health Sector
2
23
40
Police Department
-
-
15
Others
9
140
33
Total
27
708
128
 
 
Major Projects at Construction Stage as at end June 2015
 
Education Projects
·         Bon Accueil SSS (Construction of Gymnasium)
·         Pailles SSS (Construction of Gymnasium)
·         Riviere du Rempart SSS (Construction of Gymnasium)
·         Quartier Militaire (G) SSS (Construction of Gymnasium)
·         GMD Atchia SSS – Port Louis (Construction of Gymnasium)
·         SEN and Resource Centre at R. Gajadhur Government School at Flacq
·         Riviere des Anguilles GS - Special Education Needs
·         MGSS Moka (Phase IV)
 
 
Health Projects
·         Conversion of Existing Building into Isolation Ward at Poudre D'Or Hospital
·         Additional Operation Theatre on 1st Floor, Block A at Flacq Hospital
 
 
Others Projects
·         Female Open Prison at Beau Bassin
·         Market Fair at Riviere des Anguilles
·         ICAC Headquarters - Moka
Major Projects at Design/Tender Stage as at end June 2015
Education Projects
·         Renovation to Regis Chaperon SSS - Belle Rose
·         Extension to Triolet SSS - Lady Sushill
·         Construction of Multi Purpose Hall at SSS Floreal
·         Construction of Multi Purpose Hall and Playfield/Boundary Wall at Ebene SSS (G)
·         MGSS Solferino (Phase IVB) (playfields and Toilet Block/Changing Room)
·         Renovation and Rehabilitation Works at E. Anquetil SSS (Ph II)
·         Extension to Baichoo Madhoo GS
·         Extension to Robinson Road G.S – Curepipe
·         Extension to Reunion Road GS
·         New Science Block at R. Gujadhur SSS at Flacq
·         New Science Block and Upgrading of Existing Science Block at Lekraj Teelock SSS
 
 
Health Projects
·         New Tombeau Bay CHC
·         New Mediclinic at Floreal
·         New Camp de Masque CHC
·         New Phoenix CHC
·         Extension to NICU at Victoria Hospital – Candos
·         New Kitchen at Victoria Hospital - Candos
·         Conversion of Ex-Powder Mill  at SSRN Hospital into a Training Unit
·         Rehabilitation of Major Operating Theatres at SSRN Hospital – Pamplemousses
·         New Block of 4 Wards at JNH - Rose Belle
·         New Nuclear Medicine at JNH – Rose Belle
·         New Accident & Emergency at JNH - Rose Belle
·         Main Entrance and Accident and Emergency at Flacq hospital
·         Construction of a New Dental Clinic, New Dyalisis, Common Mess for Staff and a New Medical Records/Library at Flacq Hospital
 
 
Police Projects
·         NewPolice Station at Cite La Cure
·         New Police Station at Camp Diable
·         New Police Station at Pamplemousses
·         New Police District Headquarters at Abercombie - Ste Croix
·         New District Headquarters and Detention Centre at Piton
·         New Headquarters Block for SMF at Vacoas
·         New Police District Headquarters at Moka
 
 
Others Projects
·         New Fire Station at Rose Belle
·         Renovation Works to Synthetic Track at Auguste Volaire Stadium at Flacq
·         New Building for the Government Printing Department at La Tour Koenig
 
 
Coordination with Consultants
·         ENT Hospital (New Block) – Vacoas
·         Upgrading of Water Reticulation at SSRN Hospital
·         Setting up of a Cancer Unit at Solferino (Phase I) - Rehabilitation Works
·         Setting up of a Cancer Unit at Solferino (Phase II) - Procurement of Linear Accelerator and Accessories together with a Bunker
·         Retrofitting of Emmanuel Anquetil Building – Port Louis (Feasibility Study)
 

 

 

Contact Information

The Architect Section may be contacted on the following:
 
 (00-230) 601 1600

Fax

          (00-230) 686 4917

Postal address

        Ministry of Public Infrastructure and Land Transport 
        Architect Section,
        Phoenix
        Mauritius.Mauritius.